Whenever it rains in Karachi, it’s considered to be a blessing. Despite the fact that the electricity is out for ages, it makes for some pretty great chai and samosa weather. However, heavy rainfall has never truly suited Karachi.
This time around, when it started raining, people were initially relieved.
— Ahsan Jamil (@ajlongshanks) August 31, 2017
However, things soon turned pretty serious when Karachiites were given multiple flood warnings. Therefore, everyone in the city braced for the impact the heavy rainfall would have. It started off pretty normally…
— Humanist (@DrTariqsohail) August 31, 2017
…but things have taken an ugly turn
Karachi has been left submerged under water after all the heavy rainfall
Vehicles have broken down
Roads have been left flooded
8:30am , 31 Aug 2017 KDA chorangi north nazimabad..
Posted by Wasif Hussain on Mittwoch, 30. August 2017
And the people of Karachi have been sharing videos and pictures to warn fellow civilians about which routes to avoid
— Annus Raza (@annusraza) August 31, 2017
It’s all sorts of terrifying
— Mr. SAR (@AliJaff151214) August 31, 2017
And it’s clear that the heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding will leave Karachi damaged in many ways
— Muhammad amin anwar (@amin_anwar6) August 31, 2017
People have been left stranded
— Aqsa khan (@ShinyAqsa) August 31, 2017
Some people have been joking about swimming to work.
— azhar khan (@Azharkh4) August 31, 2017
Others have been sharing videos of how the streets of Karachi resemble rivers
Basically, it’s pretty bad
Shame on city Government !!
— A. Waheed Engineer (@uae503962929) August 31, 2017
And everyone’s hoping it doesn’t get worse
— Raza Haroon (@mrazaharoon) August 31, 2017
Because Karachi probably won’t be able to handle it
— SherY – (@sherytheketchup) August 31, 2017
Things don’t look too great
Heavy Rain paralysed Karachi, Sarkar's Nizam collapsed. pic.twitter.com/J4ZHBsOjPL
— AaDiL Jillani (@Aadil_Jillani) August 31, 2017
And people are really worried
— Lollywood Life (@Lollywood_Life) August 31, 2017
What’s worse is that casualties are also being reported.
— ARY News (@ARYNEWSOFFICIAL) August 31, 2017
Here’s hoping everyone who’s out right now makes it back home safely.
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